STEVE – Creative Director, Camera Genius & Editor
I have the best job ever! I’m blessed with a wonderful wife (Yvonne) and a fabulous son (Callum aged 20. Eek! he’s 20!). I love weddings because of the unique stories that they all tell, and it’s such a privilege to share in these special moments in people’s lives. To be able to capture their wedding day and create meaningful and individual stories is a joy! Like I say, I have the best job ever!
Background: A countryside upbringing in rural Shropshire, boys boarding school, University of Birmingham to do Biology Degree, then 8 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry. After progressing as far as I wanted, it was time to turn a hobby into a business. 16 years later, here we are with 5 VOWS Customer Service Awards, and two prestigious UK wide IOV Awards in 2009 & 2010 for my Wedding Films. I think I found my calling and I guess we must be doing something right. Hope you agree.
4 words: Humour. Integrity. Learning. Trust.
Favourite tipple: Central Otago Pinot Noir
4 things you can’t live without: My PS4 Pro, My Xbox One X, Google Play Music, Family.
What did you want to be aged 6?: A drayman (I was brought up in pubs! They delivered beer, what can I say!)
YVONNE – “The Boss”, Camera Genius & Admin Genius
Background: Born and raised in Edinburgh, went to James Gillespies’ High School and then Napier Uni to study Biology. Then 6 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry where I met Steve, and after getting married on a beach in the Caribbean decided to set up my own successful Wedding Planning company (Scottish Wedding Consultants, and then Sixpence Weddings) arranging weddings for clients from all over the world. As the years went on I became more and more interested in the film side of things and these days I’m full-time with Cherry Tree both filming and in total control of all of Cherry Tree’s admin and make sure we’re always in the right place at the right time. A full-time job in itself believe me! The 5 VOWS Customer Service awards we’ve won really do show that we achieve our aims of providing truly exemplary service!
4 words: (Attention to) Detail. Friendly. Genuine. Fun.
Favourite tipple: Champagne (Bolly please)
3 things you can’t live without: Champagne, Sunshine, Shoes (The 3 S’s).
What did you want to be aged 6?: An Air Hostess.